Where is the distinction between perception and attitude in art? This distinction is present in Habib Farajabadi’s artworks. Habib is an artist working in paintings, photography, and large-scale installations. After conservatory, focusing on sculpture, away from educational system in Iran, Habib spent the following time dedicated to training his observant eyes by reading, drawing, and capturing scenes using different ways of discovering the world. During this period of self study he experienced an assimilation of information - a trial of different attitudes, feelings, and values, beginning with the question "Who am I?" This time was followed by a decade of painting and photography in his studio. In the resulting artworks you can find the visual perception of an artistic mind that has reached far inside before transmitting ideas into reality. Habib believes that “the evaluation of ideas provides a specific representation; before the evaluation there is action, and the dynamic effects of the mind to create the creativity”.
His inspirations attempt to mediate our relationship with
both the ancient and the current, as well as to help us understand the humor
which goes unnoticed or unseen in routine life. Habib regards his photographs as
an opportunity for the connection with the natural world to take a physical
form, allowing viewers to confront notions of the sublime in everyday existence.
His paintings are devoted to symbols, gestures and fields of color that
demonstrate these same ideas, although in a less abstract style and eventually
even becoming expressionist. He paints his feelings of the moment without a
preconceived image - believing in delectation in the making of art rather than
simply a mechanical process. Imagining color as a power of limitation
experienced, the touch of his brush is unpredictable - where will it end?
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